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van der Westhuizen, G. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Since 1994, education policy documents in South Africa have prioritised the goal of equity in education, understood as increased access to programmes, more equitable staff and student profiles, and curricula that are more responsive to the needs of all students. The challenge of effecting the goal of equity at levels of teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Profiles, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Tshuma, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
South Africa's higher education policies have opened up access to university for students from diverse backgrounds, with different learning styles, levels of motivation and levels of preparedness. This has necessitated a move from the lecture style of teaching to innovative teaching styles that engage the learners and equip them with skills to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Learning Activities, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries
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Loji, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Problem solving skills and abilities are critical in life and more specifically in the engineering field. Unfortunately, significant numbers of South African students who are accessing higher education lack problem solving skills and this results in poor academic performance jeopardizing their progress especially from first to second year. On the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Engineering
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Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This articles aims to demystify curriculum and pedagogical discourses and related practices of sectoral occupational fields and qualifications of universities of technology (UoTs). The article takes issue with the academic tradition which emphasises distinctiveness of UoT as a sector that should focus exclusively on applied knowledge that is fixed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Edwards, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Teachers are the curriculum implementers in the classroom, which can become either a constraining or transformative environment. In this article Bourdieu's notion of habitus is appropriated to illustrate the transformative potential of the teacher in the classroom. Paulo Freire's problem-posing education is also utilised as it opens up the space…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Persuasive Discourse, Social Change, Science Education
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Frick, L.; Albertyn, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an issue within the context of lifelong learning, given the (South African) issues of equity and redress, the international demands on adults to contribute to the knowledge economy, qualification inflation and increased competitiveness for knowledge workers. In the process of conscientisation and in an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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van Louw, T.; Beets, P. A. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Over the last three decades universities across the world have increasingly come under pressure to address inequalities. In South Africa inequalities emanate to a great extent from the country's apartheid past. It is against this background that the Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University commits the institution to "education for social…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Cekiso, M. P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Widening access to higher education has meant an increasing need for flexibility in instruction and course design to accommodate students who utilize a wide range of learning style preferences. The purpose of this study was to identify the preferred learning styles of students and to plan instruction and course design accordingly. In addition, a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Statistical Significance, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Kibirige, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude of in-service science teachers towards information communication technology (ICT) in education. The study explores the relationship between in-service teachers and four independent variables: their attitudes toward computers; their cultural perception of computers; their perceived computer…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Access to Computers, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Themane, M. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
How we conceive what a curriculum is or not determines how we theorise, practice and define it. There are two conceptions of a curriculum: the narrow view and the broad view. This article sets out to demonstrate how these two views are developed. This demonstration is drawn from the recent reviews by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria, Interviews, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the wave of educational transformation sweeps across the higher education landscape, few academics have been unaffected by its impact. It has been well documented that academics are ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of educational transformation, yet training and development that would provide the appropriate support to meet the demands…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Khan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to report on empirical work, related to a techniques module, undertaken with the dental students of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. I will relate how a range of different active learning techniques (tutorials; question papers and mock tests) assisted students to adopt a deep approach to learning in…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Research, Active Learning, Dentistry
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Woollacott, L.; Simelane, Z.; Inglis, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article reports the findings of an inductive study on the learning behaviours and language difficulties of a small group of English additional-language students entering a school of chemical and metallurgical engineering in South Africa. Students were interviewed in their home language. While they appeared to have had a reasonable grounding…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Rote Learning, Engineering
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Brijlall, D.; Isaac, V. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This qualitative study examined the link between content knowledge and classroom practice from the perceptions of two university lecturers. The study was contextualized at a higher education institution in South Africa where the two university lecturers were lecturing to a second year undergraduate teacher trainee class (n = 78). The research was…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Calculus
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